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Consumer spending up slight 0.1 percent in October

Posted: 11/23/2011 - Consumers barely increased their spending in October but their incomes rose by the most in seven months. The extra money could boost spending during the upcoming holiday shopping season.

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Higher prices don't deter Thanksgiving travelers

Posted: 11/23/2011 - Whether on the highway or at home, Americans will pay more to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. But higher gas prices and costlier airfare are not stopping millions of people from traveling for the holiday.

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Bad economy means another scaled-back Thanksgiving


Posted: 11/22/2011 - Some are holding potluck dinners instead of springing for the entire feast. Others are staying home rather than flying. And a few are skipping the turkey altogether.

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US general warns of al-Qaida as troops exit Iraq

Posted: 11/21/2011 - The top American general in Iraq says al-Qaida and other insurgent groups might seek to strengthen their operations after American forces leave at the end of the year.

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Debt panel to declare defeat today

Posted: 11/21/2011 - The deadline has arrived, and there's no deal. Aides to the leaders of the deficit-cutting panel in Congress say they're likely to announce today that the panel's work has ended, unsuccessfully

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Joe Paterno has lung cancer, son says

Updated: 11/18/2011 - Paterno, who's 84 years old, is reportedly undergoing treatment. He was recently fired in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal at Penn State.

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Aerial view of tsunami zone: cleaner but barren

Posted: 11/18/2011 - An aerial view of tsunami-battered seaside communities shows striking progress eight months after Japan's March 11 disaster. Much of the rubble, crumpled cars and other debris are gone.

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Unemployment aid applications drop to 7-month low

Posted: 11/17/2011 - The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since early April, a sign that layoffs are easing and hiring may pick up.

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UNC Wilmington will hold classes, gunman at large

Posted: 11/15/2011 - Officials at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington say classes will go on as scheduled, even though a suspect in an armed robbery ran toward the campus after the holdup.

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Kelly won't run for Congress in wife's place

Posted: 11/15/2011 - The husband of the congresswoman recovering from a mass shooting in Arizona says he has no interest in running for her House seat if she's unable to do so.

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